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Mirwaiz arrested, 25 injured in lathi-charge, searches in Pulwama
Day 48: Normal life paralyzed due to curfew, strike in Kashmir
SRINAGAR, Aug 25: Normal life was paralysed for the 48th consecutive day today in view of the curfew and general strike. Clashes occurred at some places between protestors, police and security forces. Police this evening arrested Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, chairman Hurriyat Conference (M) from his Nigeen residence,where he was under house arrest. He was lodged in Nigeen police station. Mirwaiz was to address people at Jamia Masjid here telephonically...
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‘No future for India without Kashmir’
Alternative to pellet guns to be proposed within few days: Rajnath
SRINAGAR, Aug 25: Union home minister Rajnath Singh today concluded his two day visit with a message that an alternative to pellet guns will be proposed within a few days. On political front, he said there is no future for India without Kashmir. Singh again invoked Atal Bihari Vajpayee's policy of 'Kashmiriyat, Insaniyat and Jamhooriyat' (Kashmir's pluralist ethos, humanity and democracy) again to signal that the NDA government was ready for di...
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‘Strict action under law will be taken’
Mehbooba warns those indulging in violence
SRINAGAR, Aug 25: Chief minister Mehbooba today warned “those indulging in violence saying strict action under law would be taken against them.” Addressing a joint press conference with union home minister Rajnath Singh here, she said 95 percent people in the state particularly in Kashmir are for peaceful solution of Kashmir issue through dialogue but five percent people, who indulge into violence and incite others have hijacked the protests. “...
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JKPCC welcomes Rajnath's remark on pellet guns’ alternative
`Peace must for stability’
SRINAGAR, Aug 25: Jammu and Kashmir Pradesh Congress Committee (JKPCC) today welcomed Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh's statement that an alternative to pellet guns would be found in a few days, saying the Centre should ensure the replacement is non-lethal. “We welcome the initiative taken by Ministry of Home Affairs to ban pellet guns in Kashmir,” Jammu and Kashmir Pradesh Congress Committee (JKPCC) president G A Mir said. The party press...
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Cong pitches for talks with all stakeholders on Kashmir
NEW DELHI, Aug 25 (Agencies): As Home Minister Rajnath Singh held talks with political leaders in Kashmir, Congress today pitched for dialogue with non-state political parties and all stakeholders, including students. The Leader of the Opposition in Rajya Sabha Ghulam Nabi Azad said no one from the government, including Prime Minister Narendra Modi, appealed for peace in Kashmir which had been on boil for more than a month now. “We hope that...
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Oppn resorts to attack on CM: Beg
SRINAGAR, Aug 25: Former Parliamentarian and PDP Chief spokes-person, Dr. Mehboob Beg today reacted strongly to the opposition’s reaction on the Joint press conference addressed by the Union Home Minister and Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti. “It is really unfortunate to see the principal opposition party behaving in such a manner; they seem to have a one point agenda, which is to attack Mehbooba Mufti. This is a sensitive situation that Kashmir ...
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Sarna likely to be India’s next envoy to US
NEW DELHI, Aug 25 (Agencies): India’s High Commissioner to UK Navtej Sarna is set to head for Washington as Ambassador to the US, considered a high-profile posting. Arun Singh, India’s Ambassador to US, is due for retirement and it is understood that Sarna’s name has been finalised to succeed him. It is learnt the India’s High Commissioner to Sri Lanka Yashvardhan Kumar Sinha may replace Sarna in the UK. Sarna, an Indian Foreign Service (IFS)...
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Chilli-filled 'PAVA shells' may to replace pellet guns
SRINAGAR, Aug 25 (Agencies): An expert panel constituted by the Home Ministry to find an alternative to pellet guns for crowd control following uproar against its use in Kashmir has zeroed in on 'PAVA shells', a chilli-based ammunition, which is less lethal and immobilises the target temporarily. The name 'PAVA' stands for Pelargonic Acid Vanillyl Amide, also called Nonivamide, and is an organic compound found characteristically in natural chill...
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UNGA president-elect to visit India on Monday
UNITED NATIONS, Aug 25 (Agencies): UN General Assembly President-elect Ambassador Peter Thomson will travel to India early next week during which he is expected to meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi and External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and discuss the ambitious SDGs. Thomson, the Permanent Representative of Fiji elected in June as President of the UNGA’s upcoming 71st session, will visit China later this week and will then travel to Indi...
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After occupying school buildings
BSF remains busy constructing bunkers around schools
SRINAGAR, Aug 25: Days after BSF occupied several school buildings in Srinagar and its adjoining areas, the forces today constructed concrete bunkers of sand bags, tin sheets and with barbed wire giving an impression that they will stay longer there. The paramilitary force occupied SP higher secondary school, two schools in Nishat, Girls high school Kral Khud, Kothibagh higher secondary school, both girls and boys, school builds at Pantha Chowk...
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Rains occur across J&K
Met predicts more heavy rains in next few weeks
SRINAGAR, Aug 25: Rainfall occurred at most of the places across the state of Jammu and Kashmir on Thursday bringing down the maximum temperatures several notches at various places in the state. According to state meteorological department moderate to heavy rainfall occurred across Kashmir valley including Jammu region since Thursday morning. The spokesperson at met department revealed that the precipitation was likely to continue in the st...
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Devastated by his killing Irfan’s family continue to mourn
Demand stringent action against his killers
SRINAGAR, Aug 25: “Did you get rid of that pain now. Is your heart still bleeding my groom,” these are the wails of mother of Irfan wani who was killed by a tear smoke shell fired by security forces on Sunday evening. 19 year old Irfan Ahmad Wani son of Fayaz Ahmad Wani of Malik Aangan locality of Fateh Kadal area was hit by the shell in Malarratta area of city. According to his family slain youth had gone to Malaratta from his uncle’s place i...
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Janmashtami celebrated with religious fervor across Jammu
JAMMU, Aug 25: The festival of Janmashtami, commemorating the birth anniversary of Lord Krishna, was celebrated with religious fervour and gaiety here with temples witnessing huge rush of devotees since early this morning. Devotees thronged temples to pay their obeisance to Lord Krishna on the occasion of Janmashtami. "Janmashtami is a very significant festival in the Hindu religion and every year, I, along with my family, make sure to pay obe...
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Teenage girl raped in Jammu
JAMMU, Aug 25: A 16-year-old girl was allegedly raped by a man in Jammu district. Police said on Thursday that the victim's father complained that his daughter had gone to nearby fields for grazing cattle in Parade Gharota belt here on Wednesday and did not return back. She returned home on Thursday and alleged that she was raped by Sat Pal, the officer said. On the basis of the complaint, a case was registered tonight and an investigation is...
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Cartoon Corner
Two die mysteriously in Katra, Ramgarh
REASI/JAMMU, Aug 25: Two persons died under mysterious circumstances in Katra and Ramgarh areas today. Mystery shrouds the death of a youth who was found dead under suspicious circumstances on the roof top of under construction building of Tourism department opposite Maduban Restaurant in Katra. Police said that a body of youth age approximately 35 years was found under suspicious circumstances lying on the roof top of under construction build...
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Home Secretary reviews CAPF recruitment
SRINAGAR, AUGUST 23- Principal Secretary to Government, Home Department reviewed the recruitment process for central Armed Police Forces in Kashmir and directed for requisite arrangements for ensuring timely completion of process and facilitating candidates for submission of application forms at designated centres. For ACPF recruitment an advisory committee headed by Principal Government and comprised of IGP Kashmir, IGP CRPF and IGP BSF finalis...
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> DAK asks doctors to provide free consultation
> Thrashing, harassment of Journos, employees unacceptable: Congress
> Omar dividing mainstream parties : Akhter
> Comrade Tarigami has constituency in other Kashmir, too!
Tackle food inflation
The NDA government does not appear to be serious in tackling food inflation that has touched 22-month high at 5.77 percent in June this year despite announcement of various measures to contain rising prices of cereals, pulses, oilseeds and fresh vegetables during the past two months. Prices of consumer items has been still going on despite the interests rate cut by the Reserve Bank of India twice during the past six months since December 2015 an...
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Why Kashmiris don't trust India?
By Tapan Bose
I have been reading op-ed page articles about the current agitation being led by Kashmiri youth who have grown up under the Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA). While most of these articles talk about the deep sense of alienation among the Kashmiri youth, they often fail to look deeper into the causes and the nature of this alienation. Most of the authors agree that these violent agitations need to be brought under control and end up tacitly...
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Kandhamal: Long Wait for Justice
By Ram Puniyani
Today, nearly a decade later when we are remember with pain the horrific violence of Kandhmal in 2008, many issues related to the state of affairs of communal violence, state of minorities, the state of justice delivery system come to one's mind. The incident Just to recall, Orissa witnessed unprecedented violence against the Christian minority in August 2008. On August 23, 2008, Swami Laxmananand along with his four followers was killed, prob...
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> Which Kashmir is Integral Part of India: The people or the land? - By Barun Das Gupta
Increase scope of RTI Act
Dear Editor, It is quite often that bodies/institutions declared public-authorities by Central Information Commission (CIC) often challenge CIC-verdicts in courts and get stay-order against CIC-verdicts. There are bodies like IFFCO which despite involved in heavy dose of subsidy could not somehow be declared public-authority by CIC. It is time that either central government declares categories like public-private-partnerships (PPP), co-operativ...
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> Hats off daughters of India
AI Mumbai-Newark flight diverted to Kazakhstan after 'alarm goes off'
MUMBAI, Aug 25 (Agencies): An Air India flight from here to Newark, carrying around 300 passengers, was today diverted to Kazakhstan due to technical issues. The Boeing 777-300 ER plane had landed at the Aktobe international airport in Kazakhstan at around 0800 hours after "some alarm went off" while it was on its way to Newark. The airline said all passengers are safe. A relief aircraft would be leaving from New Delhi to Aktobe at 1500 hours ...
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> Rajan, Subramanian 'Foisted' on India by Americans: Swamy
> Amarinder will take a call on Sidhu's entry into Cong
> Stand by every word I said on RSS: Rahul Gandhi
Missile test 'greatest success', says Kim Jong-Un
Seoul, Aug, 25 (Agencies): North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un declared a submarine-launched missile test the "greatest success", state media said today, as the UN weighed a condemnation of the launch which appears to advance Pyongyang's nuclear strike capability. The US mainland and the Pacific are now "within the striking range" of the North's army, the official KCNA news agency reported Kim as saying after Wednesday's launch. The missile was fi...
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> Nepal deputy PM calls visit to India 'successful'
Sangram of Jammu leads in Air Pistol
Katra (Reasi), August 25: Sangram Singh of Jammu district was leading by obtaining 364/400 points in Air Pistol event of Junior men category on day three of the 7th J&K State Shooting Championship being organised by J&K Rifle Association at SMVDSB Stadium, here today. In girls section, Garima of Samba district was leading in women’s Air Rifle event securing 301/400 points. In another event of Youth girls, Aastha of Jammu district has taken a le...
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Cong alleges embezzlement of over Rs 6-cr
Tikamgarh, Aug 25 (Agencies): Madhya Pradesh unit of Congress has alleged corruption to the tune of over Rs 6 crore in the implementation of MGNREGA and other Centre-sponsored employment schemes in the district. "Corruption worth Rs 5 crore has taken place in Jatara janpad during the implementation of schemes like Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act," state Congress secretary Brijendra Singh Rathore said yesterday. Further, ...
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> Individual bankers must take onus for large loans: Raghuram Rajan
> Pak invites India for dialogue on Kashmir
> Attempts made to hack online system of a PSU bank: Jaitley
> Retail inflation at 2-yrs high, hits 6.07% in July
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